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will do what we must to prevent a nuclear-armed iran. >> president obama spoke directly. >> the speech that extended close to 50 minutes, president obama tackled the two-state solution. >> the united states is deeply committed. the time is now. >> no wall is high enough, no iron dome is strong enough. >> there is so much symbolism here. >> israel is not going anywhere. >> no doubt, this visit has been a success. >> get ready, america, for a brand new republican party. >> i know what our principles are. >> marriage is between one man and one woman. >> i know our party believes that marriage is between one man and one woman. >> the future of their party is at risk here. >> we have a party that's going to be inconclusive. >> this is something we should allow people to do. >> people are changing. >> 81% of young people support same-sex marriage. >> a marriage is between one man and one woman. >> speaker boehner says house republicans are in a good spot. >> the government is likely to stay open. >> the revenue discussion is over. >> at least for now. >> how could you describe the current st
. they are in a difficult neighborhood. the israelis, two years ago obama called for it. it's going to be dicey. iran is still the world's leading sponsor of terrorism,. lou: the president use the expression game changer if it were to occur. was his visit to israel a game changer? >> i think it is a little too early to tell. what we don't know is what those two men said behind closed doors. we should have no illusions here. however warm and cozy it can be. lou: however cozy the relationship. however warm the reception. these gentlemen have distinctly different things when it comes around. >> i almost agree. not entirely. i don't think thee have different agendas. i think that everything that was said, what you heard is that obama and benjamin netanyahu were much closer together are not. what obama said, he said we are not going to allow iran to have nuclear weapons. he said we are not going to allow them to have weapons in an attempt to contain them. they were much closer than they have been. a very key subject. a. lou: let's turn to something that i did not want to hear. that was america and preside
he could to pretend that the romney position on iran was somehow tougher than the obama position on iran. the romney speech was pure pandering from start to finish, which means that it, of course, did not include the words "palestine" or "palestinian." so what happened today? when the man who benjamin netanyahu did not want to be president spoke to an audience of 2,000 carefully screened by netanyahu's government, composed largely of students? well, of course, first he was heckled. in hebrew. which makes him the first president in history to have to handle a hebrew heckler. then came the first standing ovation. >> i believe that you will shape our future, and given the ties between our countries -- i believe your future is bound to ours. [ heckling ] >> no, no. this is part of the lively debate that we talked about. this is good. >> i have to say, we actually arranged for that, because it made me feel at home. you know, i -- i wouldn't feel comfortable if i didn't have at least one heckler. >> the president then proceeded to deliver a speech that surely would have gotten him booe
iran from becoming a nuclear weapon. what president obama was hoping to receive from prime minister netanyahu, in fact he got it was endorsement of the american plan to prevent iran from having a nuclear weapon. >> do you see it the same way? >> i think what obama did was bought himself some time. remember, there's a lot of opposition inside the israel establishment anyway. a test will really come if the u.s. gets close to a diplomatic deal with iran, would this israeli government support any diplomatic deal the united states could get with iran. >> why does it matter if we get a deal not to go nuclear with weapons, why does it matter if israel that? >> because a lot of republicans would be opposed to it. >> how would that hurt our government. >> if there is a deal, we have to give on something, not a complete capitulation from iran, some gestures towards lifting sanctions towards the europeans, maybe by us that may take action by congress and will be a political battle with washington and how netanyahu responds plays out. >> more than time, he bought time as peter said but also bou
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: you guys are there, right. >> we're right there a small country in iran's backyard and the iranian leaders are threatening toll wipe us off the map. >> stephen: obama has not said he will rain hellfire on iran. >> he he has said he is keeping all options on the table one of those options is a military option and none of those is containment with an iranian nuclear weapon. >> stephen: i want to you tell netanyahu when you back there that the colbert nation is behind israel in this one and if do you bomb iraq we're right behind with with just as many nuclear weapons as you admit to having. thank you sox. ambassador michael oren. israel and washington. we'll be right back. [cheers and applause] [cheers an] >> stephen: welcome back, everybody. thank you so much. ladies and gentlemen -- nation -- [cheers and applause] nation, there is no greater friend of outer space than yours truly. so naturally, i was disappointed when nasa's budget was slashed. but, folks, there is some great news from the private sector answer. >> millionaire space tourist dennis tito wants to send two people to th
, upset with mr. obama's support for israel. >>> and iran angry at israel today, making destructive threats, today, their supreme leader, ayatollah saying that they will threaten attacks. israel continues to threaten action if iran doesn't ban their nuclear program, but iran says the nuclear plan is for peaceful purposes only. >>> and india's supreme court ordering a sentence for his connection to the mumbai blast know killed 250 people. he was convicted of buying bombs. 100 people were convicted for the blasts. 12 received the death penalty. >>> and a hard and fast deadline, the european union gave cyprus untilñr money to secure money or face bankruptcy. and possibly an exit from the eurozone, cyprus needs 20 million to avoid default. the parliament rejected an earlier request. they are lining up to take out all the money just in case the country goes bankrupt. >> thank you, jenelle. >>> and bringing cheaper gas to california, why the key to the lower prices at the pump could be loaded in on the rail. >>> and a look at why march madness may literally keep your office from getting
blitzer in "the situation room." >>> jake, thanks very much. happening now president obama calls iran a great civilization. so what's behind this renewed outreach even in the face of a potential nuclear threat? vice president joe biden spends one night in paris. the hotel bill comes to more than half a million dollars for him and his entire delegation. we're getting an extremely rare glimpse at how much it costs when a vice president of the united states travels. and a newborn baby found in a new york city subway, adopted by the man who found him. you'll find out how extraordinary this story really is and how it's playing out. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> president obama is kicking off the next leg of his trip to the middle east with what might seem to be a change at least in tune a little bit as far as iran is concerned. at a news conference in amman, jordan the president made a staunch plea for a peaceful solution in the face of growing nuclear concerns. >> if, in fact, what the supreme leader has said is the case, which is that developing a nuclear weap
the israeli government is interested in occupying a ron and i do not -- iran and i do not think the obama administration wants to do so. but it seems the strategy is to make some surgical strike to knock out the iranian pat -- iranian it's your capacity. -- nuclear capacity. is that possible for an example of faith based strategy? you have raised the importance of understanding how the opponent will respond. what is the likely response of the iranians to what is -- to what we hope will be a surgical strike? >> i will deal with iraq and iran then there is another issue i will address. who bears this possibility? fairly the answer is obvious. we do. we started the war. the iraqis did not attack us. we went in. some may say for legitimate reasons, others miss a dubious reasons. some, like myself, for fraudulent reasons. we started its of the arrest of will for what happened. -- so we are responsible for what happened. i wish we had done better carry it -- we started it so we are responsible for what happened. i wish we had done better. i wonder how they look at us in that connection. every w
they will order an attack on iran if necessary. based on the private conversations with mr. obama and comments the president made at the news conference earlier this week. this as iran's assume people leader makes new threats to annihilate the cities of tel aviv and haifa. we have the director of the foundation for the defense of democracy. he is here to welcome his thoughts. great to see you. >> thank you, uma. great to be here. uma: what but think from the comments from president per rest. >> president's obama's trip woos to assure that he is deadly serious stopping this deadly weapon. uma: president is dealing with netanyahu in the terms of good cop, bad cop scenario in dealing with the iranian threat. >> it is hand about a good cop, bad cop situation. unless he compromises on his nuclear program the united states is fully committed to using military force to destroy iran's nuclear facilities. uma: were you surprised by the comments coming from iran saying exactly if the united states moves forward with they are going to strike israel at a moment's notice? >> well i wasn't surprised. this h
iran, iran, iran and president obama wants to talk a little bit about the palestinians. that is where he's headed next, over to bethlehem to try to talk to them. however, the charm offensive he had over there, the warm and fuzzy feelings he's getting in israel hasn't worked so far with the palestinians. >>brian: was there any backlash of the president talking beyond their elected leader, benjamin netanyahu, right to the people, essentially saying tell him to do the right thing? >> i think probably if there was any backlash, the only argument would be turn around, is fair play. benjamin netanyahu talked to a joint session of congress. this is a version of president obama coming here and saying you want to come to the united states and talk to me and tell the americans what you think about israel, i'm going to speak directly to your people and tell you what i think needs to be done. >>steve: yesterday during our program we showed you a live shot of the president of the united states and president of the palestinian authority. we didn't see when you pulled out, look who's over the presid
headquarters at 12:00 p.m. eastern. president obama is in jordan tonight. the latest stop on a middle east tour dominated by threats involving iran and syria. refugees are pouring in to jordan. chief white house correspondent ed henry traveling with the president and reports tonight from ahman. >> with the sun setting on president obama's first foreign trip of his second term it was a majestic arrival in jordan for talks with a pivotal u.s. ally on mideast peace. this is the nation racked by turmoil as king abdullah has seep a flood of syrian refugees stream across the border and decimate the economy. >> this is behind us. we have to roll up our sleeves. it will be a bumpy and difficult road. >> for the second time on this trip, the president expressed frustration when a reporter suggested that the u.s. is not doing enough on syria. >> the united states often finds itself in a situation where if it goes in militarily, it's criticized for it. if it doesn't, people say why aren't you doing something militarily? >> president is prodded on by carl levin who called for active approach to take out pr
to jordan and they also spent a great deal of time that iran may pose in the reasoning if it develops nuclear weapons. president obama arrived in amman to a red carpet welcome and immediately had a lengthy meeting with the jordanian leader. >> today i'm announcing that my administration will work with congress to provide jordan with an additional $200 million in budget support this year as it cares for syrian refugees and jordanian communities affected by this crisis. >> before heading to jordan, the president spent a final morning in israel touring some of jerusalem's powerful cultural landmarks. at the grave of itzhak rabin. president obama also visited the holocaust memorial joining president peres and prime minister netanyahu as well as secretary of state john kerry as well. and in nearby bethlehem, president obama toured the church of the nativity. the biblical birth place of jesus. he did that with the palestinian president mahmoud abbas. the president then held one more scheduled meeting with benjamin netanyahu before taking that 35-minute flight to jordan. martin fletcher has
'm kidding -- that's the obama never stands with israel! he probably meant iran. when he said that in his head he is like mouthing america but he's thinking north korea. >> emersia. >> hal: by the way they had a presidential election in emersia, and mitt romney won hands down. it only has two states though -- >> la jolla and where is his other house? >> hal: yeah when you sneeze instead of bless you, everyone says mercy. that's how it happens. my mom lives there. and this is the one when he is addressing, you know, the violence that palestinians experience while -- and balancing the violence that israelis experience. >> obama: it's not just when sudden violence against palestinians goes unpunished. it's not right to prevent palestinians from farming their lands, or displace palestinian families from their homes. neither occupation nor expulsion is the answer. >> hal: yeah that's pretty direct. >> yeah. >> hal: pretty -- while giving absolutely unflinching support to the security of israel not saying that any move the israeli government wants to make the united stat
is interested in scale occupying iran, and i do not think the obama administration wants to do so. but it seems like the strategy doing a start to knock out the nuclear capacity of iran. is that possible? for the general, you have raised the importance of understanding how the opponent is going to respond, what is the likely response of the iranians to what we hope to be a strike, such as the israelis delivered on iraq? is another issue which i want to address. is simplehe question -- who bears responsibility? the answer is obvious, we do. we started the war. the iraqis did not attack us. we went in, some may feel for legitimate reasons, others may feel for dubious reasons. some, like myself, feel for fraudulent reasons. nevertheless, we started it, so we are responsible. i wish we had done better. the though i am critical of war, i wish we had been more successful, less brutal. the general referred several times to the murderous character of those whom he fought. andnder how they look at us that connection? every war is murderous. it depends on what is historical and what is geopolitical and w
wrote the five things president obama can do to win israeli. number one israelis think obama doesn't like him much. he can fix that. the brookings institution can offer to teach what he can do. one, reintroduce himselfment two reach an understand on iran which they may have, we don't know. >> i think they have reached an understanding, best you can tell from the rhetoric but the time line has stretched. bebe said the summer of 2013. and they seem to have agreed that there is a year, the spring, it's the spring of next year which becomes the crunch. >> rose: so they are on the same page on the time line. >> same. >> rose: three, build a relationship of trust with mahmoud abbas. did he do that? >> not clear yet. but it seems that-- softened his position on insisting on a full settlement before negotiations begin. >> a balance of deterance between israeli settlement activity and palestinian unilateral moves in the u.n. or the international criminal court. >> we'll see whacomes out. and then john kerry is going to follow up on this. but i suspect that from the way that the wording is c
zbigniew brzezinski criticized the obama administration handling of the syrian civil war and discusses how the west should respond to iran's nuclear program. >> we have explored now and some .ep the state of iraq today we have looked at what the war has cost the american taxpayer and the american economy and how that relates to the fiscal problems that we are facing today. we turn now to the geopolitical lessons of this conflict. i think the heart of this discussion. one of the great strengths of this nation, indeed i would say one of our defining characteristics, is the americans' willingness, inclination, capacity always to look to the future, to embrace it. that ability has driven our growth for several centuries and certain accounts for some of our greatest achievements. but it has a heavy cost. and that cost is that we are far too quick to turn the page and to leave our past behind relatively unexamined. edmund burke over 250 years ago who warned that those who don't know history are condemned to repeat it. i must say, always thinking about that this week when i read a poll that 45% o
to pigs. he's drawn another line in iran, guess what? talk to the north koreans, what happened when the nobel prize peace winner draws the line, the answer is nothing. and 100,000 or more syrians have been killed and obama is fiddling as damascus is burning and that's a foreign policy? joe trippi, you've got to be kidding me. (laughter) >> that's some really good stuff, man. look. >> sean: yeah, it is, the truth. >> it's true. >> it's not, it's not. we've got a guy -- look, the president has under his leadership three billion dollars has been in aid to israel to their defense systems there. 275 million for the iron dome. >> sean: i got that. let me ask a question, joe trippi. wait a minute. >> every step of the way we've been there and said he won't let iran have a nuclear weapon. they don't have one yet. >> sean: is it a mistake to give the former terrorist head of the muslim brotherhood, mohammed morsi, f-16 tanks 1.5 billion taxpayer dollars, is that a mistake, joe trippi? >> i don't know if it's a mistake or not. >> sean: so what do you think, bill cunningham. >> we can't affor
. jon: good morning to you, bill. president obama wrapping up a three-day mideast visit today with a joint news conference in jordan. we're still digesting the news on iran, syria and the palestinian question. mark dubielewicz and paul gigot are here with their thoughts. plus, the growing power of women in the senate. what it means to your money. obamacare turns three years old, will americans ever fall in love, and will that program deliver on costs? plus, new evidence the media long love affair with the white house may be at an end. we'll talk about it. "happening now." bill: good deal. thank you, jon, top of the hour here. so a group of lawmakers talking about the american pastor being held in a no tour yous iranian prison. why lawmakers are saying that washington is too slow to respond. been waiting for the price of mattresses to fall? then hurry, sleep train's beautyrest and posturepedic closeout sale ends sunday. save up to 40% on closeout sets from beautyrest and posturepedic. save hundreds on floor samples and closeout inventory. these prices are falling fast, but thes
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